Random art – An A-Z Alphabetical Random Artists. The aim is to feature one for each letter of the alphabet. This is not only to expand my knowledge – but to get me back into blogging more regularly. My method will be to choose alphabetically 3 at random, look at them all and pick theContinue reading “New Random Artists”
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It’s Maurice De Vlaminck’s Birthday – Raw Power
Maurice de Vlaminck (b. 1876-1958 Paris, France). was one of the original founders of a group of artists called the Fauvists. The small group of artists, whose members included Henry Matisse and Andre Derain used pure of vibrant colour, this caused them to be named ‘Fauves’ (wild beasts) by art critic Louis Vauxcelles after seeingContinue reading “It’s Maurice De Vlaminck’s Birthday – Raw Power”
Happy Birthday Maurice de Vlaminck!!
French artist Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) was one of the main figures of the Fauve movement. The Fauvists included Andre Derain and Henri Matisse amongst their members. The Fauvists (‘wild beasts’) were known for their use of intense colour which at the time, was quite innovative (1904 – 1908). Vlaminck was a very interesting artistContinue reading “Happy Birthday Maurice de Vlaminck!!”
Happy Birthday Max Ernst!!
Max Ernst born 1891- 1976 was a Surrealist artist. Born in Germany, he became a Naturalised American in 1948 and French in 1958. He was prolific in painting, sculpture, poetry and graphic art and a leading light and pioneer in his artistic approach to Surrealism and Dadaism. A lot of information about the artist andContinue reading “Happy Birthday Max Ernst!!”
New Random Art An A-Z ‘A’
Random art – An A-Z Alphabetical Random Artists. The aim is to feature one for each letter of the alphabet. This is not only to expand my knowledge – but to get me back into blogging more regularly. My method will be to choose alphabetically 3 at random, look at them all and pick theContinue reading “New Random Art An A-Z ‘A’”
Surreal Thing Happy Birthday Dali!
his imagination may have been wild, but his draftsmanship was honed and precise
Art I LOVE – Pierre Bonnard
French artist and printmaker Pierre Bonnard (1867 – 1947) was one of the founding members of Les Nabis. Les Nabis were a group of avant-garde Post Impressionists who distorted colour and composition to decorative effect. Bonnard was interested in unusual and unexpected angles and aerial perspectives – greatly influenced by Japanese prints. It is this which links him with Vuillard and theContinue reading “Art I LOVE – Pierre Bonnard”
Weep not for me
Pablo Picasso b.(1881-1973 Spain) famous iconic painting ‘Weeping Woman’ is the artist’s protest about the bombing of Guernica. It was completed in 1937 and depicts the horror , pain, fear, grief and emotion women were experiencing though the tragic loss of their loved ones in the war. This is a poem I wrote for aContinue reading “Weep not for me”